2015 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in Nevada is actively investigating the whereabouts of 23-year-old Dianne Thacher who was reported missing on October 11.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a 23-year-old Sierra Nevada College student who was reported missing yesterday, October 11, 2015.

November is a wonderful time of year at Cachuma Lake and marks the beginning of "Eagle Season", highlighting resident and migratory bald eagles around the Lake. The fall colors and light make for an excellent ambiance for a picnic with family or friends.

As part of the Coroner's death investigation, autopsy procedures for Kim Hamilton and Gregg Hamilton were completed on Friday, October 9, 2015.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office were notified yesterday, October 9, by Vermont State Police of the arrest of Randy and Evi Quaid in the State of Vermont.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has received a rash of phone calls from residents who have reported what has become a familiar phone scam.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of the two decedents who were found inside a Los Olivos home this morning. They are 45-year-old Kimberly Lannette Hamilton of Los Olivos and 50-year-old Gregg Todd Hamilton of Santa Ynez.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Los Olivos. Just before 8:00 a.m. this morning, October 8, 2015, a male resident called 9-1-1 and reported that a violent crime had occurred at his location.

If you're tired of seeing old paint cans in the garage or that old jug of used motor oil in the back shed, bring them to an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department invites you to the 24th annual Buellton Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast benefiting our local schools.